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Coordinates: 48°26′35″N 5°40′33″E / 48.4430555556°N 5.67583333333°E / 48.4430555556; 5.67583333333

Commune of Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Blason Domrémy la pucelle.svg

Domrémy-la-Pucelle is located in France
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Neufchâteau
Canton Coussey
Intercommunality Pays de Jeanne
Mayor Daniel Coince
Elevation 268–407 m (880–1,340 ft)
(avg. 270 m/890 ft)
Land area1 8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Population2 155  (2006)
 - Density 17 /km2 (44 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88154/ 88630
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Domrémy-la-Pucelle is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

The village, originally named Domrémy, is the birthplace of Joan of Arc. It has since been renamed Domrémy-la-Pucelle after Joan's nickname, la Pucelle d'Orléans ("the Maid of Orléans").



Domrémy is positioned along the upper Meuse valley to the north of Coussey. The village land includes a small wooded hill to the west of the houses, which rises to a height of 407 m, known as the Domrémy Wood. This overlooks the small adjacent settlement of Les Roises.


This village was exempted from taxes in 1429 by Charles VII, the French claimant to the throne. Joan of Arc had requested this, as she felt that taxes exploited her villagers. Moreover, Charles wished to do a good deed for her successful efforts in fighting the English during the Hundred Years' War. However after the French Revolution Domrémy was required to pay taxes.


Change in population
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
210 225 222 199 182 167 155


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